RE - Group paintings exhibition of three well-known Karachi based artists titled TRI is continuing in full swing at the Revivers Galleria here in Gulberg. On display at the exhibition are more than 50 selected and new paintings of artists A.S. Rind, Mashkoor Raza and Salman Farooqi, and are the focus of attention and attraction for the visitors from different walks of life to the Revivers Galleria.
All three artists have, meanwhile, expressed their gratitude to the art-lovers of Lahore for viewing and deeply appreciating their group paintings show. In their separate statements, issued from Karachi, they said that due to various reasons they could not be present in Lahore while their art work is collectively being displayed at the Revivers Galleria.
They, however, assured that they would try to avail the first opportunity to visit Lahore and personally say Thank you to the fellow artists, art-lovers and collectors who are visiting the paintings exhibition in good numbers every day as per reports reaching them in Karachi.
The group paintings show got underway at the Revivers Galleria in a colourful and enthusiastic manner on January 7 and is scheduled to continue till January 22. The group show was inaugurated by US Consul General Ms Carmilla Conroy.
Owner and curator of the Revivers Galleria Ms Sara Anjum on being contacted said that she has greatly been encouraged by the most warm and enthusiastic response to the group show of paintings of prominent artists like Mashkoor Raza, A.S. Rind and Salman Farooqi by the artists, art lovers and students as well as the art collectors. She further stated that a number of paintings, on display in the exhibition, have already been sold during the first week so far and negotiations are in progress for some more.
Another exhibition: A young artist Hareem Tanvir will put on display her photographic and paintings work at Alhamra Art Gallery on Monday (today). The artist is graduated from National College of Arts and she did her Masters in Fine Arts, painting from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA. Currently, she is teaching at NCA. Thematically, the work of the artist is about Pakistani culture and its interpretations in the society which highlights the issues of the society that how its being effected by the West but yet deeply rooted with the Eastern culture.
Talking to TheNation, she said, My works is about how I see western art and I re-interpret the content into South Asian culture. The example is Olympia which was painted by Eduard Manet depicting a woman, being offered flowers but she seems to be ignoring the flowers and interested in the deal and money perhaps.
Hareem said her Olympia was a photograph where the woman was being offered rose and she seems to be careless about material things that was being offered while holding 'Nikkah Naama in her hands very firmly. She said the idea was that no matter how much we got influenced with the western art and culture, we were still rooted deeply with our cultural bonds.